Pressure is being placed on the government to settle out of court a forthcoming judicial review into a lorry park to replace Operation Stack in Kent. Former Chancellor George Osborne pledged £250m to build a holding area for lorries at Stanford West in 2015, but campaigners opposed the plans and launched a judicial review against the decision. Court proceedings are due to start on 6 December, but Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins said a settlement needed to be reached […]
The DfT has declined to confirm the contents of a document sent to transport minister Andrew Jones by Kent County Council, which reportedly calls for nearly £300m of extra funding to be put into additional infrastructure to relieve the M20 during Operation Stack.
The M20 will be contraflowed as a temporary solution to Operation Stack, to allow traffic to travel in both directions between junctions 8 and 9 when HGVs are being queued, according to the government.